ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics). This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(which are not in any hierarchical order and may vary based on assignment)
- Determines type and quantities of materials required to perform and complete job assignments and arranges for timely delivery to job sites.
- Inspects parks grounds, athletic fields, and buildings to determine need for repairs or preventative maintenance.
- Inspects playground equipment to determine compliance with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) Standards and other safety codes. Repairs equipment, as required.
- Performs minor repairs to parks buildings such as painting, caulking, repairing drywall, installing drop ceilings and rewiring lighting fixtures. Paints and repairs park entry signs.
- Locates, excavates and repairs or replaces damaged or malfunctioning equipment.
- Repairs and maintains water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
- Repairs and replaces valves, fire hydrants, water service lines, sewer lines, manholes, air release valves and structures.
- Participates in water distribution and metering system repair and installation of mains, pipelines, meters, hydrants, valves, curb stops and related system components.
- Prepares road and applies asphalt when construction is complete. Sets road base to proper compacting and sets asphalt.
- Repairs sidewalks and driveways and finishes concrete as required.
- Maintains ponds and lake fountains to include removing debris.
- Maintains athletic fields (grass and clay) to include lining, mowing, fertilizing, watering, packing mounds and repairing sod.
- Operates a pressure washer to maintain sidewalks and concrete areas.
- Operates trucks and construction and maintenance equipment as necessary to complete work projects; checks equipment for proper servicing, operation and safety and reports defects to supervisor; maintains inventory of tools and equipment.
- Installs street barricades and cones prior to the performance of construction and repair activities; direct and control traffic around work sites.
- Maintain records related to particular area of assignment; may input and recall information into a computer terminal.
- Delivers and sets up equipment for special events.
- Uses acetylene torches, welding equipment, electrical and gas powered hand tools, manual hand tools, and pressure washer in the performance of duties.
- Responds to questions from the public regarding field or parks condition and status of repairs.
- Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices.
- Knowledge of operational characteristics of fire hydrants, valves and water meters.
- Knowledge of tools and mechanical equipment used in maintenance and repair work.
- Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, and standards governing area of responsibility.
- Knowledge of safe shoring and trenching practices.
- Skill in using and operating hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools and equipment required to work in a safe and efficient manner.
- Skill in operating bobcats and five-gang mower when assigned to grounds work.
- Skill in performing basic carpentry, electrical and welding duties when assigned to parks maintenance.
- Skill in reading engineering drawings or blueprints.
- Skill in identifying unsafe conditions and taking corrective action.
- Skill in troubleshooting and assessing problems and determining most effective method of repair.
- Skill in communicating effectively with others.
- Skill in dealing effectively with the general public.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and two (2) years experience as a water distribution or wastewater collection, facilities, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid Class “D” Florida driver’s license, and a Commercial Driver’s license, Class B may be required depending upon area of assignment.
Last revision date: October 2001